Putting together playlists for milongas

Are DJs performers? I certainly feel like one when I am putting together a playlist for a milonga. I start from scratch everytime and try to build a list that I hope will have something in it for everyone and have most people on the floor most of the night. Tall order I have found, but I have had some really flattering comments about my music so I know I am getting it right some of the time.
I was really pleased with last Saturday's Milonga de Mis Amores at Gladesville. Friendly crowd, 4 tango school organisers attended and the venue once again didn't let us down. (As you can gather I have been let down by venues in the past and it is the bane of the Sydney milonga organisers trying to find good, reliable venues). And the music was appreciated.
It has taken some time to build up what I feel it a good basic tango music library - however as a one-time acquisitions librarian I know that one never stops acquiring and building a library or it becomes stale . I've recently been corresponding with a milonga organiser in Brisbane who has told me about a music sharing site which I will most certainly be checking out...
Meanwhile I have to acknowledge that one of the most useful sites on tango music remains tejastango. Written and compiled by the very knowledgeable Stephen Brown from their pages for DJs are outstanding. Stephen Brown is pleased to share his knowledge and expertise with others for which I am very grateful. One day I hope to be able to dance to his music!


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